Faculty Diversity Internship Program
Email Elisabeth Davidson | 971-722-5840
- February 10: Intern Application available online
- March 27: Application deadline
- April: Review process and interviews of prospective interns
- May: Mentor Application process starts, mentor training
- July: Mentor & Intern pairings are announced
- August: Intern Orientation
- September: Mentor training
There will be two three-hour seminars for both interns and mentors per term.
The Faculty Diversity Internship Program (FDIP) is designed for individuals interested in pursuing a teaching career at Portland Community College. Participants are paired with a faculty mentor to receive training and classroom teaching experience through a three term internship program. PCC is committed to attracting applicants from racially, culturally, and ethnically diverse communities who aspire to become community college faculty.
- Valuable connections with a faculty mentor and PCC;
- $500 stipend for each of fall and winter terms and adjunct faculty compensation for one class, spring term;
- Increased knowledge, skill, and teaching expertise;
- Development of critical teaching pedagogy, learning strategies, multiculturalism, and diversity in community college environments;
- Participation in Diversity and Equity Training, New Faculty Institute, and college-wide diversity programs
Minimum Instructor Qualifications may vary, depending on the faculty intern role.
- Must have completed any formal education requirements in the appropriate discipline(s) before the start of the fall term;
- No prior professional college teaching experience; (Teaching Assistant experience accepted.)
- Strong desire to be a part-time or full-time community college faculty member;
- Must bring cultural competence and diversity to the program